[Samba] How do I get a literal '%' in smb.conf

Michael J. Wetmore MJW at peirce.com
Wed Jun 8 15:25:53 GMT 2005

 %prt -> rt (%p expands to nothing because whatever it is supposed to go to is empty on this system)
 %%prt -> %%prt (extra % must suppress expansion)
 %%pprt -> %%pprt (see above - if expansion was not suppressed this should work in my case, with %p empty)

(1)It looks like %% is supposed to work, expansion is supressed but one of the '%' should be dropped.
(2)Version 2.2.0 of samba does not allow a symlink in a path statement of a share - earlier versions did.

If (1) is a bug, has it been fixed in later versions?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jörn Nettingsmeier [mailto:pol-admin at uni-duisburg.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:28 AM
To: Michael J. Wetmore
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] How do I get a literal '%' in smb.conf

Michael J. Wetmore wrote:
> I have tried 'path = /FIX010/%%prt' and 'path = /FIX010/\%prt' and 
> also including a file with the path statement.  That %p keeps getting 
> expanded.  (%p is empty).

hmm. *if* samba uses the same semantics as c format strings, then "%%" 
should yield a single per-cent sign. but i can't test atm, and you might want to try it yourself on a test box before hosing your production system....



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